Share Paper: The Effect of Metacognitive Prompts on Students Decision Making Abilities in a Socio-Scientific Issue Context

  1. Ying-Shao Hsu, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
  2. Shu-Sheng Lin, Graduate Institute of Mathematics and Science Education, Taiwan
Wednesday, June 25 3:00 PM-5:00 PM B3108

Abstract: The present study aims to develop senior high school students’ decision-making (DM) abilities regarding Socio-Scientific Issues (SSIs) through incorporating the DM framework which includes three stages: recognizing the decision problem, differentiation, and post-decision consolidation (Svenson, 1996) into the DM instruction. Two classes of eleventh graders were selected and randomly assigned into the control group (N=43) and the experimental group (N=43) for quasi-experimental methodology. Compared with the control group, the experimental group was added metacognitive prompts into worksheets. Furthermore, this study examines how these various DM abilities interact. An open-ended test was developed to assess students’ DM abilities. The results of ...